Once a patient presents in the ED, admit only those who truly need acute care. This is easier said than done. Often ED clinicians are not confident patients will receive the care they need outside the hospital and admit patients who do not need acute care as a precaution. Leaders can correct this impulse by creating care pathways within the ED to connect non-acute patients with the right subacute care.
How to direct patients to the most appropriate site of care
Learn two tactics to direct patients to the most appropriate site of care.
July 2, 2020